[lit-ideas] Re: FW: Six Characters in Search of an Author

With me it wasn't the superstition but the quietness of the song.  It
worked the way a meditation might.  This was before meditation was popular.
I'm sure that's how prayer works too, through its meditative, repetitive
quality, by focusing the mind.  I don't really meditate.  I've always liked
Glen Campbell.  Bobby McGee, especially by Janice Joplin but I'll take Kris
Kristofferson, is on my list of ten all time best songs ever written.



> [Original Message]
> From: Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 12/27/2005 12:25:41 AM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: FW: Six Characters in Search of an Author
>
> Superstitious behaviour works every time.  I used to say the Lord's 
> Prayer just under my breath whenever my kids woke at night.  I believed 
> (still do) that my chanting put them magically back to sleep.  And it 
> was the chanting...I didn't have to mean it...just mouth the 
> words...incantatory...magic...
> Ursula
>
> Andy Amago wrote:
>
> >I used to use him to get to sleep a gazillion years ago.  When I couldn't
> >get to sleep, in my mind I'd sing I was a lineman for the county ...
Worked
> >every time.  I have this vague idea I heard him interviewed once.  A
> >dysfunctional person, like everybody.  I'm wearing out this word
> >dysfunctional.  Now I'm sure people read my posts when they can't get to
> >sleep.  That's because I'm dysfunctional.  That's why I think that.
> >  
> >
>
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